A firey batch of proto rock stormers –late 50s rockabilly
, raucous hillbilly
boogie, raging rock & roll and all around incendiary numbers – familiar compilation territory, but done beautifully here by Ace Records as an aural companion to Max Decharne's book of the same name! Decharne compiled the set and provides the notes – doing a great job of incorporating the most famously pivotal numbers by Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Johnny Burnette and Wanda Jackson with a ton of tunes that are just as great hepcats who aren't as well known by the mainstream, like The Rhythm Rockets, Don Cole, Roy Burk & The Bell Bottoms, Ric Cartney, Freddie Franks, Mel Robbins, Jackie Morningstar and more! 28 tracks in all: "How Can You Be Mean To Me" by Dale Vaughn
, "Mystery Train" by Elvis, "Mean, Mean Man" by Wanda Jackson, "Jello Sal" by Benny Ingram, "Rock To The Boogie" by Roy Burk & The Bell Bottoms, "I Got A Rocket In My Pocket" by Jimmy Lloyd, "Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby" by Freddie Franks, "The Raging Sea" by Gene Maltais, "I Can't Find The Door Knob" by Jimmy & Johnny and many more.